Best 2D Games on Steam

Steam currently has 28,581 2D games available to download and play. Explore our list of the best picks ranked by Player Score. Our Player Score rankings are calculated directly from reviews left on the Steam store and will be updated in real-time as more players leave their feedback. 2D game rankings were last updated on 3/5/2024.

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1. People Playground

Shoot, stab, burn, poison, tear, vaporise, or crush ragdolls in a large open space.

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People Playground holds the #1 spot for "best 2D game on Steam" with a Player Score of 97. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 240,230 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 237,023 positive reviews and 3,207 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play People Playground on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 7/23/2019
Developer mestiez
Publisher Studio Minus
Steam App Id 1118200

2. Vampire Survivors

Mow down thousands of night creatures and survive until dawn! Vampire Survivors is a gothic horror casual game with rogue-lite elements, where your choices can allow you to quickly snowball against the hundreds of monsters that get thrown at you.

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Vampire Survivors has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #2 spot for the best 2D games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 227,931 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 224,645 positive reviews and 3,286 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $4.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $4.99
Release Date 10/20/2022
Developer poncle
Publisher poncle
Steam App Id 1794680

3. Stardew Valley

You've inherited your grandfather's old farm plot in Stardew Valley. Armed with hand-me-down tools and a few coins, you set out to begin your new life. Can you learn to live off the land and turn these overgrown fields into a thriving home?

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Stardew Valley has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #3 spot for the best 2D games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 690,005 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 677,344 positive reviews and 12,661 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $14.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $14.99
Release Date 2/26/2016
Developer ConcernedApe
Publisher ConcernedApe
Steam App Id 413150

4. HoloCure - Save the Fans!

Play as your favorite Vtubers from Hololive! Fight, explore, and clear your way through armies of fans and save them from their mind-control in this unofficial free fan-game.

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HoloCure - Save the Fans! has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #4 spot for the best 2D games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 29,285 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 29,077 positive reviews and 208 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run HoloCure - Save the Fans! on the Steam Deck.

Release Date 8/17/2023
Developer KayAnimate
Publisher KayAnimate
Steam App Id 2420510

5. Terraria

Dig, fight, explore, build! Nothing is impossible in this action-packed adventure game. Four Pack also available!

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Terraria has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #5 spot for the best 2D games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 1,274,438 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 1,244,295 positive reviews and 30,143 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 5/16/2011
Developer Re-Logic
Publisher Re-Logic
Steam App Id 105600

6. RimWorld

A sci-fi colony sim driven by an intelligent AI storyteller. Generates stories by simulating psychology, ecology, gunplay, melee combat, climate, biomes, diplomacy, interpersonal relationships, art, medicine, trade, and more.

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RimWorld has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #6 spot for the best 2D games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 183,695 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 180,144 positive reviews and 3,551 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $27.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $27.99
Release Date 10/17/2018
Developer Ludeon Studios
Publisher Ludeon Studios
Steam App Id 294100

7. Pizza Tower

Pizza Tower is a fast paced 2D platformer inspired by the Wario Land series, with an emphasis on movement, exploration and score attack. Featuring highly stylized pixel art inspired by the cartoons from the '90s, and a highly energetic soundtrack.

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Pizza Tower has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #7 spot for the best 2D games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 56,657 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 55,811 positive reviews and 846 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 1/26/2023
Developer Tour De Pizza
Publisher Tour De Pizza
Steam App Id 2231450

8. The Henry Stickmin Collection

A choose-your-own-path where failing is more fun than succeeding.

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The Henry Stickmin Collection has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #8 spot for the best 2D games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 43,532 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 42,937 positive reviews and 595 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $7.49 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $7.49
Release Date 8/7/2020
Franchise Innersloth
Developer PuffballsUnited
Publisher Innersloth
Steam App Id 1089980

9. Slay the Spire

We fused card games and roguelikes together to make the best single player deckbuilder we could. Craft a unique deck, encounter bizarre creatures, discover relics of immense power, and Slay the Spire!

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Slay the Spire has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #9 spot for the best 2D games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 153,357 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 150,077 positive reviews and 3,280 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $6.24 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $6.24
Release Date 1/23/2019
Developers
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Steam App Id 646570

10. Aseprite

Aseprite is a pixel-art tool to create 2D animations, sprites, and any kind of graphics for games.

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Aseprite has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #10 spot for the best 2D games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 17,155 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 17,008 positive reviews and 147 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run Aseprite on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 2/22/2016
Developer David Capello
Publisher Igara Studio
Steam App Id 431730

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96
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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, April 19). Vampire Survivors on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, April 19). Stardew Valley on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, April 21). HoloCure - Save the Fans! on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, April 17). Terraria on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, April 18). RimWorld on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, April 12). Pizza Tower on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, April 13). The Henry Stickmin Collection on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, April 10). Slay the Spire on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, April 20). Aseprite on Steam. Steam Store.

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